In May 2017, Fremont’s Mayor and City Council initiated the process to develop a Mobility Action Plan and appoint a Mobility Task Force to guide staff and consultants on Fremont’s transportation issues and needs. From its inception, the goal of the Mobility Action Plan would be to address traffic congestion, improve local multimodal circulation, reduce traffic crashes, and adapt new transportation technologies.
In September 2017, the City Council appointed a 14-member Mobility Task Force composed of Fremont residents and stakeholders. The task force represented different areas of the city and contributed a variety of perspectives and knowledge from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The Fremont Mobility Action Plan was developed from community input solicited at five community events, a topic posted on Fremont Open City Hall, the City’s online civic engagement forum, and 11 Mobility Task Force meetings.
The Mobility Action Plan is intended to guide the City’s local implementation priorities and regional advocacy efforts over the next five years. Recommendations in the plan include topics of traffic signal modernization, school zones and access, travel alternatives, traffic safety program, new technologies and smart mobility, and regional policy and projects.
The draft Plan was presented to the Fremont City Council for review at a work session on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The City Council unanimously adopted the Mobility Action Plan on March 5, 2019.